High temperatures send many flocking to cooling centers

BALDWIN - With the temperatures reaching into the 90s across Long Island today and again expected to do so tomorrow, many people headed to local cooling centers.

At a cooling center in Baldwin, many came out to take shelter in the air conditioning and sip cool drinks.

"The coolness and my friends, we just love it. There's no place I'd rather be than here," says Matti Lombardi.

Tom Goldfarb, of the Hempstead Town Department of Senior Enrichment, says that the centers are open to all residents, from seniors to toddlers.

Officials say that people who have to be outside should dress lightly in light-colored clothing, avoid consuming alcohol or large amounts of caffeine and avoid strenuous activities in the heat.

Hempstead Cooling Centers, Pool informationSouthold Cooling CentersNews 12 Weather Center

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